Associate of Applied Science in Mechanical Engineering Technology

The Mechanical Engineering Technology (MET) program is designed as a "two-plus-two" program. Students may earn an Associate of Applied Science degree after two years of full-time study. With this degree, they may begin a career in industry. The associate degree graduate can continue for two more years of full-time study to earn the bachelor's degree.

The associate degree program introduces the student to the principles and practices of machine design, manufacturing processes, testing, and energy conversion. Students are also given a firm foundation in communications, mathematics, and science. Upon completion of the associate degree, graduates may find employment as engineering technicians in a wide variety of industries. They assist engineers in the design, drafting, testing, and support of mechanical products or of the industrial equipment and processes used to manufacture consumer products.

Program Educational Objectives

Educational objectives for the MET programs have been developed by faculty and the program industrial advisory committee to support the university, the college, and the School of Engineering Technology missions. Graduates of the MET associate degree program function as assistants in the design, drafting, and testing of mechanical products, equipment and processes. Bachelor's degree graduates assume greater responsibility in the design and testing of mechanical products, processes, and equipment.

During their first few years after completion of the mechanical engineering technology program at YSU, graduates will have demonstrated the ability to:

  • Work competently in technical and professional careers related to the field of mechanical engineering technology.
  • Communicate effectively in a professional environment.
  • Continue growth in professional knowledge and skills.
  • Achieve recognition and/or compensation consistent with their educational achievements.


The Associate of Applied Science in Mechanical Engineering Technology is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET,, under the General Criteria and the Program Criteria for Mechanical Engineering Technology.
Date of last campus visit:   October 2017
Accredited through:   2024
Next campus visit:     October 2023
YSU 1500Success Seminar1-2
or SS 1500 Strong Start Success Seminar
or HONR 1500 Intro to Honors
General Education Courses:
ENGL 1550Writing 13-4
or ENGL 1549 Writing 1 with Support
ENGL 1551Writing 23
MATH 1513Algebra and Transcendental Function5
CHEM 1515
General Chemistry 1
and General Chemistry 1 Laboratory
PHYS 1501Fundamentals of Physics 14
Select 2 courses from either AH or SS domain6
Total General Education Credit Hours: 27-28 s.h.
Courses in Major:
MATH 1570Applied Calculus 14
ENTC 1505Engineering Technology Concepts4
CCET 1503CAD Technology2
CCET 1504Drafting and Plan Reading2
MET 1515Mechanics 13
CCET 2604Properties and Strength of Materials3
CCET 2614LMaterials Laboratory 12
MET 2606Solid Modeling4
MET 2616Mechanics 23
MET 3714Fluid Mechanics4
MET 3714LFluid Mechanics Laboratory1
MET 2630Manufacturing Techniques3
MET 2630LManufacturing Techniques Laboratory1
MET 3706Machine Design 14
Total Major Credit Hours: 40 s.h.
Total Semester Hours66-68
Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
YSU 1500 Success Seminar 1
ENTC 1505 Engineering Technology Concepts 4
MATH 1513 Algebra and Transcendental Function 5
CCET 1503 CAD Technology 2
CCET 1504 Drafting and Plan Reading 2
ENGL 1550 Writing 1 3
 Semester Hours17
MET 1515 Mechanics 1 3
CCET 2604 Properties and Strength of Materials 3
CCET 2614L Materials Laboratory 1 2
MATH 1570 Applied Calculus 1 4
MET 2606 Solid Modeling 4
 Semester Hours16
Year 2
MET 2616 Mechanics 2 3
MET 3714
Fluid Mechanics
and Fluid Mechanics Laboratory
PHYS 1501 Fundamentals of Physics 1 4
Arts & Humanities GER 1 3
 Semester Hours15
MET 2630
Manufacturing Techniques
and Manufacturing Techniques Laboratory
MET 3706 Machine Design 1 4
CHEM 1515
General Chemistry 1
and General Chemistry 1 Laboratory
ENGL 1551 Writing 2 3
Social Science GER 1 3
 Semester Hours18
 Total Semester Hours66

General Education Requirement:  see "Schedule of Classes" for details. 

SPA = Social & Personal Awareness (2 required for BSAS)

SS = Social Sciences (2 required for BSAS)

AH = Arts & Humanities (2 required for BSAS)



Graduates of the Associate Degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology will possess the following competencies upon graduation:

(1) an ability to apply knowledge, techniques, skills and modern tools of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to solve well-defined engineering problems appropriate to the discipline;

2) an ability to design solutions for well-defined technical problems and assist with the engineering design of systems, components, or processes appropriate to the discipline;
(3) an ability to apply written, oral, and graphical communication in well-defined technical and non-technical environments; and an ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature;
(4) an ability to conduct standard tests, measurements, and experiments and to analyze and interpret the results; and
(5) an ability to function effectively as a member of a technical team.